What is Liposuction?
If you would like to have a consultation for surgical liposuction, confide in our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Richard Eller, or our board-eligible physician, Dr. Michele Cavenee, at Vital Aesthetics. We offer this body contouring procedure to men and women who need assistance in getting rid of the stubborn spots of fat. Liposuction at Vital Aesthetics is not a tool for weight loss, but it can help patients achieve the desired look in a specific area when diet and exercise just don't produce ideal results.
We are proud to offer some of the most advanced liposuction methods to safely remove fat from the neck, arms, bra line, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, ankles, and buttocks to produce a leaner appearance on one or multiple body parts. During your initial visit, Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee will examine problematic areas to see if liposuction is the right solution to attain a healthy appearance. Book your consultation today in Dallas, TX.
"Love Dr. Eller and his team. They are very knowledgeable, kind, and always a lot of fun to be around. Dr. Eller does great work and really listens to your wants before suggesting."- K.Q. / Google / May 21, 2021
"Two days ago I had the Opus resurfacing procedure performed and so glad I did. Leah was clear about the steps and when it might get a little 'spicy' but beauty can be challenging right?! Today I'm a little pink but that's it! No pain, itch, or redness. I would definitely recommend this procedure with Leah at Vital Wellness!"- D.L. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Everyone at Vital Aesthetics is super nice and professional. They offer a variety of aesthetic services and have all the latest equipment. I appreciate the fact that the staff recommends alternative services if they think you would have better results that way but there is no pressure to buy services you don’t want or need. Also, there is a medical doctor at the facility which is a plus."- M.M. / Google / May 07, 2021
"I had an amazing experience at Vital Aesthetics! I was treated by Leah, Kristin, & Dr. Eller during my appointment. All three were very knowledable about the treatments offered and addressed all of my concerns. At the beginning of my appointment, Leah & Kristin took time to talk about my skincare goals and suggested several possible treatment options. There was no pressure to sign up for any treatments I didn’t feel comfortable with. Payment is discussed upfront so there are no surprises- very professional experience. I ended up getting Botox, Skinpen and a Morpheus8 treatment. My primary concern was treatment for hyperhidrosis. Dr Eller & his team suggested Morpheus8 as an alternative to Botox, which ended up being a much more cost effective and permanent solution. Dr. Eller & Leah talked me through everything that was happening and the treatment was pain free. I felt incredibly comfortable knowing that after I left the office I could call them at any time with questions about after treatment care. I’m very happy with the results of Morpheus8. In fact, 4 days after treatment I walked to work on a warm day wearing a white shirt, which I would NEVER have done prior to going to Vital Aesthetics! Highly recommend for anyone in the Dallas area! Will definitely be returning for future treatments- great experience from the time I walked in the door to the time I walked out."- E.Y. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Another Dr. Eller fan here! He did surgery on my elderly dad in an emergency situation. My dad was not a candidate for elective surgery due to his age and health issues, and Dr. Eller did what he could to help him avoid surgery. But when it was inevitable, he gave him the best possible chance of recovery, which he achieved! He also spent all the time needed to help us understand what was going on. I know he didn’t get paid extra for all the time he took with my dad, but he treated him as if he was a family member. We are so thankful there are doctors like him who haven’t given up on the medical profession! Thank you, Dr. Eller. We are eternally grateful!"- C.B. / Healthgrades / Jun 24, 2020
Can I have liposuction?
If you are considering liposuction, we will assess your skin to see if it is healthy enough for fat reduction. If you have moderate to severe loose skin, liposuction may not give you the outcomes you think it will. Liposuction is not a skin tightening procedure — it only removes fat. If your skin is already loose, liposuction will make the appearance of your skin unappealing.
Female patients requesting liposuction should have childbearing complete before having liposuction as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Eller and Dr. Cavenee will set realistic expectations of what liposuction can and cannot do for your appearance.
Our liposuction technique
Surgical liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting using general or local anesthesia. A very small incision is placed through the skin so a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, we will close up the incision. Depending on the number of areas receiving liposuction, your procedure may take longer than an hour. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will manage your pain and care for you until you are discharged.
After Your liposuction procedure
It's normal to have swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important following any surgery is that you allow your body time to heal and recover. When you are ready to return to work, you should remember to go slow. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and doing light workouts as approved by your doctor. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it will take 6 – 10 months for your new body contour and shape to settle.
Plan Your Procedure
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Living with Less through Liposuction
Fat removal with liposuction at Vital Aesthetics offers both women and men the chance to have bothersome fat removed. We offer various choices for liposuction, depending on your personal concerns. We invite you to call our practice in Dallas, TX and set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee.